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Hampton Memorial Dedicated

A project known as Operation Dragonfly honored a hometown hero on March 2nd, dedicating the Captain Kimberly Hampton Memorial on the grounds of the Hampton Memorial Library in Easley. Attended by scores of veterans, legislators, community members and friends of Captain Hampton, the ceremony was dwarfed by the towering replica helicopter on the site.  “This…

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Irvin L. and Jorene J. Cauthen, 2019 Rainey Award Recipients

Irvin Cauthen always felt a calling to community service and outreach. Most of this stems from his upbringing in Lakeland, Florida, where he was raised in his father’s general store. The store provided a needed service to the local community for groceries, gas, and livestock for community members and travelers.  Some customers were more fortunate…

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Toy Parade Delivers

  You can depend on Robert Fagg and fellow members of his motorcycle club to ride in and deliver Christmas cheer to the Brighter Christmas Fund just in time for Santa. Club members were on hand Saturday, December 21st to present a check to Dean Woods and members of the Brighter Christmas Fund Board in…

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Foothills Community Foundation Earns 4 Star Rating

Foothills Community Foundation’s sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Since 2002, using objective, data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on…

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The James T. and Anita R. Boseman Donor Advised Fund

This is part of our ongoing “Donor Spotlight” series. Spotlight on: J.T. Boseman If you know J. T. Boseman, you know a servant leader.  If you have had the opportunity to serve alongside him, you already know that J.T. is going to do what he says he will do. Although he is technically retired from…

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Foster Honored for Service to Foundation

Dean Woods and Fred Foster Foothills Community Foundation honored founding board member Fred L. Foster at its annual meeting on November 19th.  A retired newspaper publisher, Foster has served on the board of the Foundation since 1999, was instrumental in the formation of the community foundation and its qualification for the matching bequest from the…

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Event Features 38 Grants to Area Charities

Celebrating the distribution of over $17 million in grants to the community in 20 years are:  J. T. Boseman, Dean Woods, Cindy Kibler, Jeff Roberts, Jane Mudd, Robert Rainey, Dennis Burt and Lujack Orr. Foothills Community Foundation hosted a grant distribution event at the Ramer-Stringer-Rainey House on the campus of Anderson University on October 10th.…

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Hughes Awarded Scholarship

Hannah Noel Hughes has been selected to receive the Altrusa Scholarship in memory of Beth Park.   Hannah is a 2019 graduate of T. L. Hanna High School where she was a member of the ASTRA Club, Interact Club, Student Council, BETA Club and National Honor Society.  She attended Palmetto Girls State and was a…

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